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Adventures in 3D Printing
By Dwip January 1, 2016, 8:46 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

So, one of the things Dad got for Christmas was a 3D printer. And in the process of figuring out what to do with it, it occurred to us that Blender could make the files that this printer needs to print stuff. If only there were somebody around with a copy of Blender and a stash of files to use.

Oh wait.

So first we said “Hey, can it do a sword from Oblivion?” Well, sure it can. It’s right up there. That’s sort of neat, but we should think bigger.

So we did.

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The Beginning is the End is the Beginning
By Dwip December 23, 2015, 11:50 pm Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

Well, we’re back.

As pretty much everyone should know by this late date, the whole Army thing didn’t work due to massive ill health and ill fortune by the author, and while that’s pretty tragic, one of the good things is that this blog will be coming back to life. Yay. As it turns out, I’ve got quite a lot of things to talk about, which I’ll hopefully be doing over the next while.

It’s good to be alive again.


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Fly the Evergreen Skies
By Dwip August 19, 2015, 1:50 am Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

As it turns out, and really who knew, Oregon has a pretty world class air and space museum, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, all of an hour north of Corvallis. Ever since I got back to Oregon in 2011, I’d really wanted to check the place out, because planes are super cool.

Which is why I finally got around to it a month before leaving for the Army. I’d say I was procrastinating, but it’s not like I wasn’t going elsewhere.

Anyway, I finally got around to going, and I’m going to show you a small part. Yes, small. I took over 350 pictures. There’s a lot there.

Also, warning. There’s like 70 images in this post. I said I cut down, but still.

For people from the future, this was written in March 2016 and backdated to when I actually went to the museum.

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The End of All Things
By Dwip July 19, 2015, 7:58 pm Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

So, this is going to sound a bit sudden to many of you, but as of somewhere in the middle of August, The Ravings of Demented Rabbits will be coming to an end. This blog and all its archives will be erased, and though this domain will live on, it will primarily exist so I can keep my email.

The reason for this rather unfortunate occurance is because, as of mid-September, I will be reporting for United States Army basic training, followed by about 6 months of AIT and a 3 year contract. That too is going to sound a bit sudden to a few of you, so by all means drop me an email or a text or something if you haven’t heard the story and I’ll be happy to tell you all about it. The long and the short of it, however, is that there’s about 15 years of my life on here and given what I’m going to be doing it’s probably best if that wasn’t the case.

While I’m extremely happy to be embarking on the adventure I am about to embark upon (let’s hear it for childhood dreams), I’ll be sad to see this place go. Its 12 years of operation have taught me many things, spurred my creativity, honed my voice, and given me a platform through which to tell stories, give advice, show shiny pictures, and entertain my friends. These things have all given me great joy, have hopefully given you at least a little of the same, and I will feel the lack.

It’s been a hell of a ride, but all good things must come to an end.


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(Don’t Go) Chasing Waterfalls
By Dwip July 14, 2015, 4:53 pm Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

For people from the future, this was actually written in March 2016 and backdated, because at the time I was way, way too busy to actually post these things.

So, as part of the whole “Erik’s joining the Army!” festivities, we decided to have a last group gaming session out at Cole’s place in Redmond. And since my friends know and support my photography habit, it was further decided that we should go up to Tumalo Falls because waterfalls.

This…sort of worked.

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